The Worker. Charlie (Charlie Drake)
The Worker

The Worker

  • TV sitcom
  • ITV1
  • 1965 - 1978
  • 36 episodes (5 series)

Charlie Drake is The Worker, a man who has had 980 jobs in 20 years - most of them for one day! He is unemployable but that doesn't stop him trying. Also features Percy Herbert and Henry McGee.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 1 - The Machinery Of Organisation

Mr Whittaker at the Labour Exchange is at his wits' end with Charlie when he returns to sign on. His excuse this time is that he lost his last job when he ruptured himself clocking on!

Broadcast details

Saturday 27th February 1965
35 minutes

Cast & crew

Charlie Drake Charles Drake
Percy Herbert Mr Whittaker
Guest cast
Aubrey Morris Welfare Officer
Dilys Laye Miss Powell
Joan Benham Miss Niddy
Lloyd Lamble Personnel Manager
Mark Singleton Clerk
Michael Oxley 1st Man
Michael Goldie 2nd Man
Peter Hager Foreman
Gerald McAllister Shop Steward
Salvin Stewart 1st Worker
Walter Hall 2nd Worker
Writing team
Charlie Drake Writer
Lew Schwarz (as Lewis Schwarz) Writer
Production team
Shaun O'Riordan Director
Alan Tarrant Producer
Brian Bartholomew Production Designer

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